Haiku Poem – 豪華船

floating palace
dripping splendor and awe
adventure waits

(Jim version)
ぼうけんしん うごく ごうてい なみ の うえ

(Michiko version)
ごうかせん こころ ゆく まで かりずまい

At least once a week there will be a cruise ship in Honolulu harbor. Sometimes the ships are on a world tour and the passengers have been on for as long as six months or more! Other times it may be a cruise ship coming from Japan on the first leg of a American West Coast tour. There are also cruise ships that simply visit all of the Hawaiian Islands. The biggest ships are of course the world tour ships. I often meet many of the passengers as they often come and do the submarine tour. I always hear stories on how big it is inside the ship and how it is like being in a shopping mall. The stories of how wonderful the food is and how it is available 24 hours a day amazes me! There are always many things to do and many of the people that I talk to have often taken many cruises and I am always surprised on how reasonable the price is. I have never been on a cruise but I would like to try at least once. I would love to take a round trip cruise to Hokkaido and back. I have heard that the scenery is very beautiful. Because the ships are so big, even people who get sea sick are usually fine.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Jim Woodhull
– Japanese by Jim Woodhull and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Jim

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